Guns will not make you kill your mother

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How many guns would you have to own in order to be induced to shoot your mother in the head? Does easy access to ammunition make you more inclined to go to a kindergarten and murder children? Profoundly stupid questions. Guns don’t cause people to commit these depraved, heinous crimes. Americans understand this.

Much is made about the murder rate in the United States which is 4.2 per hundred thousand. That doesn’t tell the whole story, however. It varies greatly by location.

The homicide rate in Iowa in 2011 was 1.1 which is lower than that of the UK were almost all gun ownership is prohibited. Iowa has very lax gun laws. It is a shall issue state with no registration or restrictions on long guns. Iowa is awash in guns.

Across the Mississippi, Illinois has some of the most restrictive gun laws in America and the homicide rate is 6.0; almost six times greater.

Head south to Mexico and gun restrictions are far more onerous than those in Illinois and the homicide rate is 16.9; or about 15 time greater than in Iowa.

Switzerland is awash in automatic weaponry and its homicide rate is 0.6 per hundred thousand. The homicide rate in Mexico, where gun ownership is heavily restricted, is 28 times greater than in Switzerland were most households store fully automatic assault rifles.

The homicide rate in the District of Columbia, which has the most harsh gun laws in the United States, is 24.0. That is 22 times greater than the homicide rate in Vermont which allows any person to carry a concealed handgun without any kind of a permit at all.

If guns caused people to kill their mothers and murder kindergartners, Switzerland would be a bloodbath and Mexico would be a peaceful paradise. It doesn’t work that way.

The reality is, guns have nothing to do with what causes a young man to brutally and violently murder his own mother and go hunting for little children. Yet restricting guns is the easy answer being proposed by shallow thinking people coast to coast.

Sadly, there is little that can be done to stop someone so depraved and lacking of basic humanity that he would kill his mother and little children. That is the nature of evil.

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10 Responses to Guns will not make you kill your mother

  1. R.D. Walker says:

    Part of the problem is that leftist imagine they can just make the guns go way. There are hundreds of millions of unregistered guns in America. Nobody even knows how many. No law is going to make them vanish into thin air. America will always be awash in guns.

    The legislation being demanded by the left will only disarm the most sheepish and law abiding. The correlated is that it will leave armed the most aggressive and willing to violate the law.

    In other words, gun bans will do nothing to stop or even slow the occurrence of events like those of yesterday. Bans would simply make it safer and easier for killers to kill.

    Why this isn’t brutally obvious to everyone remains mysterious.

  2. Greg B says:

    Again, this is going to be the attempt to legislate behavior.
    Can’t be done.
    Murder is a crime. Yet it still occurs. Nothing will change that.
    Attempting to consfiscate fire arms, which constitutionally, they can’t, will do nothing at all. In fact, it might make murders that do happen even more violent.
    Imagine, a person who is willing to kill, and now can’t do it from a distance now must physically grapple with the victim.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      It should be obvious to everyone that 99.9999999% of 20 year old young men do not brutally murder their mothers whether they have access to guns or not.

      • notamobster says:

        But, we must protect society from the 0.00000001% who do. Ban the guns!

        I had a debate on a family member’s Facebook yesterday. Some friend of his said: “I support the 2nd Amendment, but someone ought to make a law that finds a middle ground. Common sense regulation to prevent things like this. I don’t have the answers, but someone is smart enough to come up with a way to prevent this.”

        I made him look like an asshat, very tactfully. I told him that “There ought to be a law” does more harm than good, and ran him through the meme machine, colored & peppered it with my own words, and voila, now all his friends know that he doesn’t really believe that God has given you your rights. He was wrong and he knew it, so he gave up.

  3. messup says:

    Bravo! This should be required reading in every State’s Legislature. Should be brought to every State Legislature’s floor, read into their respective record, along with charts, references and all pertinent material.

    A permanent record must be made of these facts. This can only be done with a record made of this in all 50 States, territories and Provinces. New Left Progressives thrive on disinformation. A permanent Legislative record is the only way to combat this constant “New Left Progressive drum beat for ‘Gun Control.’”

    Now, these ne’er-do-wells will try and find a way to restrict ammo and ammunition. Then, taxing or restricting reloading equipment and reloading supplies.

    Is just amazing, total disregard New Left Progressives have for US Constitution’s Second Amendment. If the Second Amendment goes…so goes all US Constitution. Yes, then the USA will revert to pre-Magna Carta fiat type governance.

    A possible “Regal Court, with a King and Queen?” Each State is the answer!!! Let’s Roll!!!Pray. Amen.

  4. Frank in Texas says:

    The “ban all guns” leftists don’t care at all about stopping the killings. Their aim is control of the populace. An unarmed populace is a captive populace.

  5. RJM says:

    National Firearms Act 1986

    “The Act also forbade the U.S. Government agency from keeping a registry directly linking non-National Firearms Act firearms to their owners, the specific language of this law ( Federal Law 18 U.S.C. 926 (2) (a)) being:
    No such rule or regulation prescribed after the date of the enactment of the Firearms Owners Protection Act may require that records required to be maintained under this chapter or any portion of the contents of such records, be recorded at or transferred to a facility owned, managed, or controlled by the United States or any State or any political subdivision thereof, nor that any system of registration of firearms, firearms owners, or firearms transactions or disposition be established. Nothing in this section expands or restricts the Secretary’s authority to inquire into the disposition of any firearm in the course of a criminal investigation.
    Nevertheless, the ATF Firearms Tracing System (FTS) contains hundreds of millions of firearm tracing and registration records, and consists of several databases:
    1. Multiple Sale Reports. Over 460,000 (2003) Multiple Sales reports (ATF F 3310.4 – a registration record with specific firearms and owner name and address – increasing by about 140,000 per year). Reported as 4.2 million records in 2010.[8]
    2. Suspect Guns. All guns “suspected” of being used for criminal purposes but not recovered by law enforcement. This database includes (ATF’s own examples), individuals purchasing large quantities of firearms (including collectors of older firearms rarely used in crime), and dealers with “improper” record keeping. May include guns “observed” by law enforcement in an estate, or at a gun show, or elsewhere. Reported as 34,807 in 2010. [8]
    3. Traced Guns. Over 4 million detail records from all traces since inception.[8]This is a registration record which includes Name and Address, height, weight, date of birth, place of birth, drivers license number and Social Security number of the first retail purchaser, along with the identity of the selling dealer.
    4. Out of Business Records. Data is manually collected from paper Out-of-Business records (or input from computer records) and entered into the trace system by ATF. These are registration records which include name and address, make, model, serial and caliber of the firearm(s), as well as data from the 4473 form – in digital or image format. In March, 2010, ATF reported receiving several hundred million records since 1968. [9]
    5. Theft Guns. Firearms reported as stolen to ATF. Contained 330,000 records in 2010.[8] Contains only thefts from licensed dealers and interstate carriers (optional).[8] Does not have an interface to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) theft data base, where the majority of stolen, lost and missing firearms are reported.”

  6. fubar says:

    It’s not guns, it’s mental illness. I stated a few days ago, regarding the homeless and mentally ill. The ACLU sued over “patients rights” leading to the inability to involuntarily incarcerate the mentally ill (and those showing proclivity of harming another) until AFTER they commit horrendous crimes. This was back in the 60′s. Now we have decline of family, God, morals, values, violence being pushed as entertainment, witch hunts (global worming deniers), we have re-entered the dark ages.

    We have turned our backs on God, and evil prevails.

  7. Rich says:

    RD:

    Where did you get that chart? I’d like more info on the data.

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